what would make Ubuntu's life easier?
turn it round; what would make Python folks recommend Ubuntu?
automatically build new Python modules from PyPI into "pyuniverse" (Spec/PyUniverse/PyUniverse)
- (or universe)
- packaging as much as possible is on the Ubuntu to-do list
- some automated tools for this available
- act like a Python equivalent of CPAN
- some kind of "trackback" equivalent so that distributions can notify PyPI when modules are packaged
- also build logs
discussion and demonstration of PyPI
- python-setup.py register
don't want distributions backporting features
- probably not a problem since we generally support multiple versions of python
having a distribution where all the Python modules you want are pre-packaged and just work is incredibly useful
possibly track release candidates (Debian do this already)
- mechanism to feed information on current packages back for publishing on python.org
- part of our python packaging release process?
query about uploading python bug-fix releases to stable-updates
- we don't do that with GNOME
- still a possibility? backport security fixes though
Zope has been the cause of many Python bug-fix releases
many changes in 3.0 will be in the area of imports
- provide solution to standard library versus external module conflict
Scott: is CamelCase standard in Python?
- answer seems to be generally "not particularly"
suggest Ubuntu put a Python style guide on the wiki
we did this, there was a brief WikiWar
mdz: does it matter what Python modules in the default install?
- as long as the full standard library is there (and maybe the setuptools too), don't care
- setuptools will end up in distutils eventually
package up shtoom
- various other external dependencies which would be useful, such as pyalsa
Include ipython and have a link to it